On December 31, 2020, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for procurement of 4th generation 10 Lynx U2 Fire Control systems for frontline warships of Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 1,355 crore under Buy (Indian) category in New Delhi.
- The Lynx system has been designed and developed indigenously on the lines of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
- These will be delivered by BEL over the next five years.
About LYNX U2 GFCS:
It is a Naval Gun Fire Control System to acquire, track and engage targets amidst sea clutter. It is capable of accurately tracking air/surface targets, generating required target data for predicting weapon aiming points and engaging targets.
- The system will be installed on the Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), Talwar and Teg class of ships.
- The system including the Tracking Radar, Servo and Weapon Control Modules has been completely designed and developed by BEL.
Recent Related News:
i.On November 13, 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) System at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha. It is developed by DRDO in association with BEL and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
ii.On September 30, 2020 Jiwesh Nandan, additional secretary, Ministry of Defence commissioned the Indian Coast Guard(ICG) Ship Kanaklata Barua, the last in the series of 5 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) via video conferencing at Kolkata, West Bengal.
About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL):
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– M V Gowtama
Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
BEL is one of nine PSUs under the Ministry of Defence of India.
About Ministry of Defence (MoD):
Union Minister– Rajnath Singh
Minister of State (MoS)– Shripad Yesso Naik